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Selena Gomez Brushes Back French Paps! Shades of Justin Bieber (video)

Selena Gomez reaches out to push back against a paparazzo who got too close for her liking.  A split second later she said 'respect.'

Selena Gomez reaches out to push back against a paparazzo who got too close for her liking. A split second later she said ‘respect.’

Selena Gomez has picked up at least one thing from her time with Justin Bieber… her distaste for the paparazzi. The now 22-year-old singer got pushy with one photographer as she left the yacht in Saint Tropez where she spent her birthday.

Selena who turned 22 on July 22, spent the weekend with hot model Cara Delevingne and some other friends in the exclusive French resort.

She camped out on a super yacht with Cara, sparking rumors that they two may have engaged in some girl-on-girl action. Cara posted a racy photo on her Facebook page showing herself lying in a bed next to Selena, with each in their underwear.

Selena had her leg draped over Cara right at the panty line.

The vacation,, on a yacht reportedly owned by businessman Alshair Fiyaz. has been closely watched–and photographed– by the French paparazzi, who are known to be aggressive. Remember Princess Diana?

Selena has been photographed swimming with Cara and friends mainly through long telephoto lenses.

But when she returned to shore today, July 23), by a motor launch, things got a little testy.

In a video going viral on YouTube, Selena was caught pushing back against one paparazzo who got a little too close. Seems his attention, however, was focused on the socialite model.

So Selena may have been protecting her new-found friend (lover?). She can be heard telling the photog “respect” to the photographer. “Have respect.”

“I do,” he replied.

Selena was involved in a run-in with paparazzi while she was dating Justin. The singer got into a fight, which may have soured her attitude about celebrity photographers.

Selena seemed to be firm, but measured and was smiling afterward.

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